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Warrenton Hunt Point to Point
Airlie Race Course, Warrenton, Virginia
Saturday, March 16, 2024

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First Race
The Airlie Steeplechase    Open Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Lightning Rod 155Parker HendriksClarke OhrstromLaird George 
2Lightning Ridge *150Teddy DaviesKMSN StableKeri Brion 
3Parliament Hill (GB) 155Harrison BeswickMaranto Manor, LLCThomas Garner 
4Union Gen. George 165Gerard GalliganSycamore Run FarmKatherine S. Neilson 
5Auction Kingdom 165Jamie BargaryMaranto Manor, LLCNeil R. Morris 
6Dante's Fire 165Dan NevinJames Stainbrook , Vincent Bonanni and PathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
7Neotropic 165Graham WattersBruton Street-USJack Fisher 
8Icandothat 165Sean McDermottVivian E. RallSean McDermott 

Halfway into the race Lighting Ridge went to the front, joined by Lighting Rod on the mid-backside. The pair jumped the last fence together, with Lightning Rod prevailing by 1 1/2 lengths.

Winning Margin: 1 1/2   Winning Time: 3:55   Turf: good

Lightning Rod, ch. g. 2018, by Bellamy Road out of Katara, by Pulpit. Bred by Clarke Ohrstrom (Md)

Second Race
Amateur/Novice Rider Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Decisive Triumph 155Dan NevinDaniel R. BakerMark Beecher 
2Eye of Gunfighter 155Teddy DaviesCeltic Venture/Hickory Made StablesLawrence M. Smith 
3Box Office Warrior 145Andrew Burke OttKeystone ThoroughbredsTodd McKenna 
4Rhebus Road (IRE) 155Virginia KorrellMaranto Manor, LLCThomas Garner 

Decisive Triumph went to the front right at the start of the race, followed by Eye of Gunfighter, Box Office Warrior and Rhebus Road throughout the entire race. Decisive Triumph was only challenged in the stretch by Eye of Gunfighter, but held on to win by a neck.

Winning Margin: neck   Winning Time: 3:54 2/5   Turf: good

Decisive Triumph, ch. g. 2013, by Kitten's Joy out of Decisive, by Pulpit. Bred by Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey (Ky)

Third Race
Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Love Saga 150Sean McDermottIvy Hill Stable, LLCSean McDermott 
2Cuppateaman (Ire) *150Teddy DaviesWillis, Paul & Molly and The International VentureKeri Brion 
3Juulstone 160Richard BoucherL5 Racing, USA Steeplechase & The International VentureKeri Brion 
4St. John's 155Graham WattersBruton Street-USJack Fisher 
5Ruthenian *150Conor TierneyHard Game LLCKatherine S. Neilson 
6Point Me By 160Gerard GalliganStonelea Stables LLCJulie Gomena 
7Ti Sento (Ire) 155Parker HendriksParker Hendriks and Sanna NeilsonParker Hendriks 
8Delete (Ire) 155Harrison BeswickRolling Tide LLCDoug Fout 

The eventual winner, Love Saga, followed the field early and approached the leader at the sixth fence. Love Saga then drew off, passing early leaders Juulstone and Ti Siento.

Winning Margin:   Winning Time: 4:08 1/5   Turf: good

Love Saga, dk.b./br. m. 2019, by Mosler out of Sagamoon, by Malibu Moon.

Third Race - Division 2.0
Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Giantsbane *150Virginia KorrellClarke OhrstromLaird George 
2Kitten Around *145Teddy DaviesUplands Flats Racing LLC, Dark Horse Racing LLC & The International VentureKeri Brion 
3Baby Boss (Fr) 155Parker HendriksRichard SpiesmanKeri Brion 
4Reel Well 160Sean McDermottSouth Branch Equine LLCSean McDermott 
5Exuma (IRE) *150Dan NevinTurks Head TurfMark Beecher 
6Mr Jefferson  160Graham WattersJames Stainbrook , Vincent Bonanni and PathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
7Field Marshall 160Gerard GalliganMichael A. SmithJulie Gomena 
8Variable Cost (GB) 155Harrison BeswickBallybristol Farm LLCThomas Garner 

Winning Margin:   Winning Time: 3:59 3/5   Turf: good

Giantsbane, ch. g. 2019, by Holy Boss out of Kisser n Run, by Pleasant Tap. Bred by Clarke Ohrstrom (Md)

Third Race - Division 3.0
Maiden Hurdle    About 2 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1In Effect 160Parker HendriksDel Rio Racing LLCNeil R. Morris 
2Evie's Prince 160Harrison BeswickShannon Hill FarmNeil R. Morris 
3Sliabh Aughty (Fr) *150Conor TierneyShannon Hill FarmLiam Bourke 
4Feisty Kitten 160Gerard GalliganPatricia SweeneyGerard Galligan 
5Little GT *150Sarah CundithOver Creek Stables LLCJulie Gomena 
6Bunker Hill 160Richard BoucherL5 RacingKeri Brion 
7Riptide Rock  160Graham WattersMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Neil R. Morris 

Evie's Prince and In Effect left the start together. They maintained good forward position throughout, with Evie's Prince taking the lead after the seventh. In Effect joined Evie's Prince before the last and finished in front.

Winning Margin:   Winning Time: 4:03 3/5   Turf: good

In Effect, dk.b./br. g. 2018, by Diablo out of Misty American, by Quiet American.

Fourth Race
The Springs Valley Open Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Lap of the Gods 165Parker HendriksStewart StrawbridgeParker Hendriks 
2Mekong 165Jamie BargaryGregory D. HawkinsMark Beecher 
DQMystic Strike *165Andrew Burke OttUpland PartnersTodd McKenna 

Mystic Strike finished first but was disqualified for missing a beacon.

Winning Margin:   Winning Time: 6:22 2/5   Turf: good

Lap of the Gods, b. g. 2017, by Temple City out of Push My Luck, by Press Card. Bred by Jonathan E. Sheppard (Pa)

Fifth Race
Novice Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Karl Cares *155Sarah CundithBon Nouvel Chasers LLCJulie Gomena 
2Spring Heeled Jim (Ire) 165Parker HendriksSanna P. NeilsonSanna P. Neilson 
3Eryx *155Dan NevinChaser Dreams Stables, LLCBarry Foley 
4Ya Boy Ya (IRE) 165Gerard GalliganBon Nouvel Chasers IIJulie Gomena 
5Hey Teacher (GB) *155Conor TierneyHey Teacher PartnersKatherine S. Neilson 
FSouthern Charity *155Virginia KorrellLarry LevyLarry Levy 

Ya Boy Ya and Karl Cares ran neck and neck for the first ten fences. Spring Heeled Jim joined them at the 11th. By the last two fences, Karl Cares and Spring Heeled Jim forced the pace, with Karl Cares prevailing.

Winning Margin:   Winning Time: 6:10   Turf: good

Karl Cares, b. g. 2019, by Empire Maker out of It's Tea Time, by Dynaformer.

Sixth Race
Amateur and Novice Rider Timbe    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Hard Strike 165Andrew Burke OttKeystone ThoroughbredsTodd McKenna 
2Hero's Return 165Brett OwingsHappenstance & Achsah O'DonovanMark Beecher 
3Mercoeur (Fr) 165Dan NevinBallybristol Farm LLCNeil R. Morris 
4Shaka 155Virginia KorrellTatiana SushkoTatiana Sushko 
5Fletched 165Elizabeth ScullyBlack and Blue StableForrest Kelly 
PUPaddy's Crown 165Teddy DaviesAdlestrop HillEmily J. Hannum 

Shaka and Hard Strike made most of the running. They were joined by Mercoeur at the 11th. Hero's Return made a bold strike on the eventual winner, Hard Strike, but fell short by a neck.

Winning Margin: neck   Winning Time: 6:00 3/5   Turf: good

Hard Strike, ch. g. 2018, by Hard Spun out of May Be Now, by Smart Strike.

Sixth Race - Second Division
Foxhunter Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Keys Discount 168Sam CockburnSam CockburnSam Cockburn 

Keys Discount ran with the Amateur/Novice Rider Timber

Winning Margin:   Winning Time:   Turf: good

Keys Discount, dk.b./br. g. 2019, by Medal Count out of Divertimento, by Rizzi.

Seventh Race
Viola T. Winmill Side Saddle Chase Cup    Side Saddle Race    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf

Winning Margin:   Winning Time:   Turf:

Eighth Race
Open Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1The Hero Next Door (IRE) 165Freddie ProcterMichael A. SmithLeslie F. Young 
2Caramelised (GB) 155Jamie BargaryMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr. & Sharon E. SheppardLeslie F. Young 
3Ireland's Call (GB) 145Evan DewanMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Leslie F. Young 
4Boffo Kid 165Carl DoranTheresa Haupt & Carl DoranDanielle Hodsdon 
5Overdrawn 155Elizabeth ScullyGordonsdale FarmJames Piper 
6Smokin and Jokin (Ire) 140Harrison BeswickRolling Tide LLCDoug Fout 
7Lowcountry 155Richard BoucherRaising Hull RacingLilith Boucher 
8When U Know 140Parker HendriksRenaissance StableDoug Fout 

Winning Margin:   Winning Time: 2:58 4/5   Turf: good

The Hero Next Door (IRE), dk.b./br. g. 2018, by Jet Away (GB) out of Garw Valley (GB), by Mtoto (GB).

Ninth Race
Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Kenilworth King 165Conor TierneyKenilworth King Syndicate, LLCLeslie F. Young 
2I Am Fortunata (Ire) 145Dan NevinMorning Star FarmRicky Hendriks 
3Oscar Winner 165Brian BarryRice Thomas S. & Ashwell Stable LLCLeslie F. Young 
4Come 'n Hot (GB) 140Sarah CundithRolling Tide LLCDoug Fout 
5Junonia 155Jose AlonsoKinross FarmNeil R. Morris 
6Reason to Pray 145Andrew Burke OttJean L. RofeJames Piper 
7Blue Mandate 135Camille deStanleyCamille deStanleyBeth Newman deStanley 

Oscar Winner got the early start, soon joined by I am Fortunata and Kenilworth King. These three ran close together for much of the race. Entering the stretch I am Fortunata held on gamely but was defeated by Kenilworth King by a head.

Winning Margin: head   Winning Time: 2:54 2/5   Turf: good

Kenilworth King, b. g. 2019, by Kitten's Joy out of Uniformly Yours, by Grand Slam.

Tenth Race
Purse $2,000    Virginia Bred/Sired Flat    About 1 1/8 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Uncle Remi 155Gerard GalliganHickory Made StableLawrence M. Smith$1,200
2Dancing With Dede *135Virginia KorrellNicki ValvoNicki Valvo$400

Dacing with Dede and Uncle Remi ran neck and neck the entire race, with Uncle Remi prevailing by a head.

Winning Margin: head   Winning Time: 2:44   Turf: good

Uncle Remi, b. g. 2019, by Uncle Uno out of My Precious Baby, by With Distinction.

 

Race day: COMPACTION 108 MOISTURE 7